Jaquet Droz Date Astrale (Hommage Paris 1785 Collection)

Jaquet Droz unites the celestial splendour of the heavens and the natural glories of the Southern Hemisphere in the Date Astrale. The dial also strikes a fine balance between the simplicity of a starry night and the magic of Polynesian paradise, thanks to the understated interaction between the sparkle of diamonds and the shimmering moiré of mother-of-pearl.

The Date Astrale is an exceptional timepiece with contemporary look, superior design and the excellence of its mechanical performance. A poetic icon, the dial is traversed by a diamond indicating the date, which, once a month at midnight, returns to its original starting position. Following its trajectory, the diamond scintillates majestically like a shooting star tracing a path through the infinity of space.

Presenting sophisticated lines, the dial is a study in equilibrium: the off-centered subdial at 2 o’clock perfectly counter-balances the curve of the retrograde date indicator. The watch face is illuminated by the iridescent beauty of mother-of-pearl and the radiance of diamonds, mounted on the horns and bezel.

There are two versions of the Date Astrale, each available in a Numerus Clausus of 8. One can opt for a black mother-of-pearl dial coordinated with a rolled-edge handmade black alligator leather strap, or for a white mother-of-pearl dial with a rolled-edge handmade white alligator leather strap.

Technical details

Edition
Numerus Clausus of 8

Reference
J021014203-4

Movement
Jaquet Droz 2650R, self-winding mechanical movement, double barrel, 22-carat white gold oscillating weight
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v.p.h

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes
Retrograding date with a diamond

Case
18-carat white gold, set with 244 diamonds (1.83 carats), diameter Ø 39 mm
Individual limited series number engraved on the case-back
Water resistance: To 30 m / 100 feet

Dial
Black or white mother-of-pearl from Polynesia
Hands: White gold or blued steel

Strap
Rolled-edge handmade black or white alligator leather strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold ardillon

Diamonds
IF to VVS1, Full cut, D to G

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